Coravin

Couvent des Jacobins

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Again and with Coravin, still a very good wine. 2009 is a very drinkable vintage at this moment — 10 days ago

Jeff, Peter and 2 others liked this

Château Palmer

Alter Ego Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Another case of coravin failure. This was superb when first accessed but had lost a hell of a lot on the nose a few days later. So many of those wonderful floral, spicy notes were just completely gone or muted(!)

#angryface
— 11 days ago

Jonathan, Chris and 7 others liked this

Montevertine

Le Pergole Torte Sangiovese 2011

Coravin for two weeks but still amazingly fresh sweet cherry 🍒🍓, light body subtle tannins, great finish boom! — a month ago

jesus, Ira and 7 others liked this

Regusci

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

David T
9.0

The 10 vintage hasn't revealed it's true self. I Coravin-ed this tasting. The fruits are juicy; blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, huge baking spices; vanilla, toasted coconut, caramel, cinnamon, clove & nutmeg, Asian spice, black olive, green bell pepper (issues with fruit ripening), violets, dry crushed rocks, volcanic minerals, leathery, tobacco leaf, pepper, grilled meats, acidity is slightly off, the tannins are still fairly big as is the structure & length. The balance is a little off as it's still slightly more earth over fruit for CA Cabernet, but the finish is solid. Better things in five years. — a month ago

jesus, Sofia and 22 others liked this

Domaine Léon Barral

Faugères Carignan Blend

Touched for the first time with Coravin one month ago. Still a fresh and healthy wine. Lovely Faugeres. — 14 days ago

Jan van, Peter and 1 other liked this

Jérôme Chezeaux

Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2010

Just a little tart.. cherry jollyrancher, not too long of a finish, limited earth and herbs not fully developed. Right amount of length in the finish for me (about 20 seconds). First time using my coravin hopefully I used that correctly — 15 days ago

Randall, Neal and 11 others liked this

Chapelle d'Ausone

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

David T
9.4

I've been curious about this wine for some time. The original 05 Ausone review from Parker was revised and one would think it was at the request of the Chateau. Parker's 💯 point review started something like this...if you are over the age of 55, you'll want to decide if you want to buy this this wine. Largely, due to his call on it's years of drinkability; which was from 2055-80. Parker's review was mysteriously revised within two months of it's original review. Tonight, I Coravin-ed this tasting of the Chapelle D'Ausone. The 05 Chapelle D'Ausone is still very big & tight but starting it's journey into a decent drinking phase. The tannins are still chewy and dark. The fruits are; ruby blackberries, dark cherries, a mix of blue fruits, strawberries paint the back palate, dark & milk chocolate, caramel, Christmas cake, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, spice-box, black tea, a whiff of green bell peppers, irony minerals, loamy soils, tree bark, a touch of leather, lead pencil shavings, dry stems, dry stones & dark moist soil. The acidity is perfect. The structure, length, balance and tension flirt with glory. The finish runs ripe to dry fruit and the minerals are rich with a dark elegance that lasts and lasts. As good as this wine is tonight, I'll put this bottle back; which is 1 of a 6 pack and wait another 7-10 years to reopen it. Both of Ausone's 05 wines are meant for most collectors end of life or meant to be left for their children. — 22 days ago

Mike, Chris and 20 others liked this

De Ponte Cellars

Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2009

Nice acidity, little bitter on the end, used a coravin over a month, almost no discernible diminish. Fresh cherries, light funk on the nose, minimal wood. — 8 days ago

Domaine Bizot

Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir 2001

Been thinking about this glass of wine. I conclude that I like it, but can't see the hype yet. Perhaps it's the vintage or the fact that it was poured using a Coravin. I don't know. I just know that I have to find myself another bottle. If only I knew where :(

Subtle wine. Tomatoes, flowers, stalks, musk, cherry, and some preserved fruit on the nose. Felt somewhat muted, as opposed to what most pundits talk about? - needed to sniff hard. Textural and quite primary on the palate. Redcurrant and cherry finished with some spice.
— 21 days ago

Serge, Ben and 4 others liked this

Clos Fourtet

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

David T
9.4

Coravining this taste to see if it's appropriate for tomorrow nights Plate & Bottle dinner. This is why you want to own a Coravin! Hedy is a good friend and if she wanted to open her own restaurant, she'd likely earn at least one Michelin star and perhaps two. Deciding if this 03 Clos Fourtet is going to work with her rosemary filet mignon. I'm thinking this is going to work nicely with her entree. The 03 Clos Fourtet is in a very good spot right now. Perfect bottle evolution. The nose has dark cassis, wild berries with spice and soy sauce. The palate is elegant dark cherries, olallieberries, blueberries, touch of dried plum, dry florals, sage, parsley, loamy soils, crushed dry rocks, stones, leather, pine tar, dry underbrush, dark moist soil, spice-box, structure, length, tension and balance all in perfect harmony. The acidity rains on the palate and it's ripe to dry spiced plum finish lasts and lasts. Add notes with the steak tomorrow night. This wine comes from a warm vintage and it's style while Bordeaux leans a little more toward Napa. It's a beautiful wine. So, elegant and beautiful that it was truly better enjoyed on it pure merits. — a month ago

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